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Local boy needs upgrades to wheelchair

A young boy needs a new part for his wheelchair, and you can help him get it.

Organizers at Dr. Kearney School will be trying to raise around five thousand dollars for Kelly Clark.

Clark has Cerebral Palsy, and he has outgrown his current wheelchair. However, the seat itself can be replaced to adapt to Clark’s growing body, as he gets older, without having to buy a whole new chair.

Life Skills Teacher Amy Bosche says Cerebral Palsy hasn’t stopped Clark from being the class clown.

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With that kind of personality, Bosche says the whole school is pitching in to help Clark get the new part for his wheelchair.

Students have already raised two thousand dollars by fundraising within the school. Now, Bosche says volunteers will be holding a Car Wash and Barbeque to try and raise the rest.

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More than 50 volunteers are expected to help out with the planned carwash, barbeque and bake sale.

The event will be held on Saturday May 23nd, at Rudy’s Highway Car and Truck Wash, 10901 Tahltan Road. It begins at eight in the morning and goes until eight at night.

Bosche says if the event raises more money than needed, the extra cash will be saved until next year, when Clark requires additional equipment.

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